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mattsea

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    Hong Kong
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    Photography

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    Hong Kong
  • Camera Model & Brand
    5D MkII, 5D MKIII
  • Camera Housing
    Hugyfot 5D MKII
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z240, Aqauvolt 7000
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  1. Price Reduced: $2300 (certified trackable shipping included) Original cost was $6,200. I am selling a full kit for Hugyfot 5DII housing, 2 x 8" dome ports (product number 6.608), 1 x Hugyfot Macro port, extensions 20mm, 40mm, 50mm, Zoom Gear. Also the Hugycheck system, which is a Vacuum Leak Detector so you can pump down the housing before you dive and it will tell you before you even get in the water if you have a good seal. Heinrich TTL circuitry (an optional upgrade I took up), makes macro a breeze, absolutely love it. I also have spare backup TTL flash Controller Board, and Spare Canon Flash Shoe (i.e. spares so that if I ever had a problem on a trip I could replace things and keep going, but I never had a problem, so these are still in their packaging.) The housing ships with the 2 sync ports (1 new). I have really enjoyed using this housing it has been reliable, and easy to use. I have been careful to wash everything thoroughly after each use and it is all good, everything works. (A demonstration could be arranged for an interested buyer) The first dome is near perfect, the second backup dome has some small scratches in the middle which could be polished out, and a deeper scratch about 2mm long on the side of the dome. Basically I used the second dome as an excellent backup as is, and for someone who wanted to they could make it even better. The flat port is also close to perfect (see images below). This is an adaptable collection of accessories to use many different lenses, I have used Canon fisheye 15mm, Canon 14mm, 16-35MKI, 16-35mkII, 100mm macro...etc List of inclusions: 2 x 8" Hugyfot domes (product number 6.608, including neoprene dome covers) 1 x Hugyfot flat macro port 3 x Hugyfot Extensions- 1 x Hugyfot 20mm extension, 1 x Hugyfot 40mm extension, 1 x Hugyfot 50mm extension 1 x Zoom gear 1 x Spare 6.627 TTL Flash Controller (unused) 1 x Spare 6.791 Flash Canon Flash Shoe (unused) 1 x Plastic spanner for lock nuts on handles, 1 x Spare Housing O-ring 1 x Spare Port O-ring 1 x Leak alarm 1 x Hugycheck pump (very slow, so I also include simeple hand pump which is simpler) 1 x hugycheck system (hold pressure check system) 2 x allen keys 1 x single hand Hugyfot grip 1 x cover for housing port 3 x port covers (as per images) (Not Lithium batteries if post by air.) This is a really well designed system, and this package includes plenty of spares and options (which cost a lot more off the shelf). Even if you are getting a different Hugyfot system the cost of the accessories new will exceed the cost of what I am offering here.
  2. I have replaced the split port with a nice new one (cost Euro160), the old one still works so that can be included as a spare. Still the same price USD$2500. This is a very nice system to someone with the initiative to jump on a good deal. (From looking around I think this is easily the best deal out there.)
  3. You have probably found what you are after but check this out if you have not check this system http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52444
  4. Price has been reduced to USD $2500. I have priced some additional spares, to replace the pitted splitter bulkhead is 161Euro. The current one still works, but you could get a spare which could easily be changed in the field. This is a great system for someone. Last chance before I put it on ebay.
  5. Also include manual, Hugyfot Towel. If you are passing through Hong Kong I can meet you and you can test all the gear. Might also sell my Inon Z240's but only after selling the housing. If I don't sell it the next week or so, I might get a new flash port and advertise on eBay. Price reduction to USD$2,500 or Euro1,820 or GBP1,500 (excluding shipping, customs, etc).
  6. Just to clarify a few things. Price is $2900 + shipping via (Fedex, DHL - needs to be signed for. Can pay via Paypal) This is a great deal. The housing has been well used, and has performed extremely well, it is really a great piece of engineering. The Heinrich TTL circuit (6.687) is fantastic and a lot of other brands of housing don't have anything this, for Hugyfot it is an option which was extra and cost me (USD$271), the backup TTL board option is a different simpler flash controller V2.1 product number 6.827 (I paid $134). I have tried to show every blemish in great detail so that you know exactly what you are getting. The pitting on one of the ports looks a bit rough, but in reality it works fine. If it worries you remember you really only need one Nikonas 5 pin port, and this housing has two 5 pin ports, if you are still worried you should know you can easily replace this part yourself. The scratches on the top viewing area are invisible in water, I have taken the photo in a light that makes them look much worse than they actually are. The scratches on the backup dome are very small and particularly shallow for the central ones, underwater they are insignificant. If you wanted you could probably polish them out. I have just been testing everything to make sure it is all working and I noticed that the HugyPump takes a bit longer to pump out the air than it used to, so I will include a hand pump which only takes 3 or 4 pumps to get a vacuum so that the green light comes on. I Left it overnight and there are as usual no leaks. That is what is so great about this housing, you pump it down about thirty minutes or so before a dive, and so long as the vacuum holds the green light stays on. If the vacuum drops then it starts flashing red, so you know before even start the dive whether you have a leak. A new 5DMKII housing alone now costs USD$3,300 and all the other options I have offered here cost me around another (USD2,700). So all up this kit I cost me around USD$6,000K and a lot of the items are used but in close to perfect condition. For the fisheye dome ports (product number 6.608 25/D 174) (I paid USD$530 each => USD$1,060) The macro Flat Port (6.607 -L 90/D 100) cost me USD$237 The spacers cost around USD$165 each 3 x $165 = $495 Heinrich TTL option $271 Extra handle cost me $107. The vacuum assembly is $118 Flash Connection 5 pin $118 Gearing $77 etc etc as above I have offered all this at a good price as my preference is to sell everything together. Thanks Matt
  7. I have a complete set Hugyfot 5D MKII with 2 domes, 1 macro port, 3 extensions, spare internal ttl board, spare flash shoe, here on Wetpixel http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52444
  8. I am selling a full kit for Hugyfot 5DII housing, 2 x 8" dome ports (product number 6.608), 1 x Hugyfot Macro port, extensions 20mm, 40mm, 50mm. Also the Hugycheck system, TTL circuitry and extra handle. I also have spare backup TTL flash Controller Board, and Spare Canon Flash Shoe (i.e. spares so that if I ever had a problem on a trip I could replace things and keep going, but I never had a problem, so these are still in their packaging.) The housing ships with the 2 sync ports. I have a spare third port (which could be used to run an external monitor or for a sound feed, etc). The hardware for all of these is from the factory and will be included (see attached images). Also some spares O-rings included. Also have a jumper switch for adjusting the Hugycheck system for high altitude. I have really enjoyed using this housing it has been reliable, and easy to use. I have been careful to wash everything thoroughly after each use and it is all good. There are minor scuff marks on the base of the housing (see images below). One of the sync ports has a some pitting, but still works fine (see images below taken with 105 macro). The other sync port has minor pitting, see below. One of the domes has some small scratches (see macro images below) which in my opinion are small enough to not make any difference. In any case they could probably be polished out, I haven't bothered because I travel with a spare dome, which is close to perfect as far as I can see (see images below). The flat port is also close to perfect (see images below). This is an adaptable collection of accessories to use many different lenses, I have used Canon fisheye 15mm, Canon 14mm, 16-35mkII, 105mm macro...etc List of inclusions: 2 x 8" Hugyfot domes (product number 6.608, including neoprene dome covers) 1 x Hugyfot flat macro port 3 x Hugyfot to Aquatica port adaptor 1 x Hugyfot 20mm extension 1 x Hugyfot 40mm extension 1 x Hugyfot 50mm extension 1 x Zoom gear for the 16-35mm lens 1 x Spare 6.627 TTL Flash Controller (unused) 1 x Spare 6.791 Flash Canon Flash Shoe (unused) 1 x Plastic spanner for lock nuts on handles, 1 x Spare Housing O-ring 1 x Spare Port O-ring 1 x Leak alarm 1 x Hugycheck pump 1 x hugycheck system 2 x allen keys 1 x single hand Hugyfot grip 1 x cover for housing port 3 x port covers (as per images) 2 x spare batteries This is a really well designed system, and this package includes plenty of spares and options. Any questions let me know. Asking Price USD $2,900 These scratches are basically invisible underwater. This is the dome with 3 areas with small scratches These scratches are shallow, but close to the middle of the dome This scratch is towards outside of dome. Hugycheck jumper next to spanner for scale Cheers Matt
  9. Don't be too tough on me (after all I am only a clownfish )I did look up the website links but nothing led me to there. I am aware of them so I will drop them a line. Thanks.
  10. Hi dhphoto, I am also looking at Hugyfot vs Aquatic housings for 5Dmkii? Amy progress on your decision?
  11. Yes you are correct. Ok, the threads are very useful I will try to muddle through to some sort of decision. In any case I will toss a few more questions out there, maybe someone is going through the same process. I liked what Jean (Aquatica support) had to say about Aquatica and was hoping that someone might be able to talk a bit about Hugyfot to balance things up. Aquatica & Hugyfot have local support but not Sea&Sea AFAIK. I cannot find an email for Sea&Sea to ask if there are any Sea&Sea housings to look at here. I also emailed the listed Sea&Sea distributor but did not receive a response. So its not looking good for Sea&Sea. The Hugyfot is more expensive but not so much more that it is out of the question. I do like the idea of the Hugycheck system, it could save a bundle in the long term. There is good support for Hugyfot here. I am going to have a look at the Hugy next week unfortunately there is no Aquatica to look at here. As for lenses, I will use Canon 15mm fisheye, Canon 16-35 2.8 mkii and Canon 100mm macro. I have a sigma 12-24 which I might also like to use sometimes. Mostly I will concentrate on wide angle natural light. Mostly still photography, a little video maybe? It should be light for travel. It would be good if the housing was tough and reliable (they both seem pretty good in this regard.) Would I be correct for example, in assuming Aquatica is ergonmically similar to Sea&Sea? And that both are different to Hugyfot? Also if you were selecting this set up, would you want manual focus controls for all these lenses? Also is a viewfinder adapter essential? I have to make a decision between Aquatica & Hugyfot with limited information, that's why I am fishing for more info. Not sure about 10Bar, I will have a look but will more likely go for one of the mainstream brands. Anyway thanks to all who contributed.
  12. Does anyone have anything to say about the Hugy housings? Are Hugy less common than Aquatica & Sea&Sea? As I see so far, Aquatica is nicely made, solid, with nice ergonomics and is a popular brand. Sea&Sea is lighter also well made, with good ergonomics and is also a popular brand and costs a little more. Hugyfot is also light, well made, and has the hugycheck leak check system - all good but more expensive than both the others. Just on the Aquatica adapter for Sea&Sea domes & ports, is there any particular reason why being able to adapt Sea&Sea domes & ports is useful if you do not currently have any existing Sea&Sea ports? Is there any chance that Aquatica or Sea&Sea could bring out something like the Hugycheck? Are there any major diffs in the viewfinders on these 3 brands? Do most people use a view finder to extend battery life or because you prefer a viewfinder over the LCD?
  13. What about Hugyfot a bit more expensive but has the hugycheck system which is pretty good. Apart from this check system any advantages or disadvantages of the Hugy vs Aqautica & Sea&Sea?
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